- 2:43 pm - Sun, Sep 9, 2012
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DOOM: “Watch when you hear the new Madvillain record. It’s almost done.”
Recently, MF DOOM spoke with HipHopDX, heres a few excerpts:
DX: Another emcee who’s reached out about beats was Nas. What can you say about the relationship you have with Nas and the work you have together?
MF DOOM: [Nas is] my brother. That’s my brother. My other brother from another mother. That’s all I could say. This nigga got a lot of shit going on. We got some work done, but we ain’t record it. He would freestyle and have fun and shit. We should have recorded some of the freestyles this nigga did. He did one freestyle over this beat that I got, this Special Herbs beat that nobody used yet, right? The nigga ripped the whole shit from beginning to end. That’s how you know who’s really nice. The mothafucka’s nasty. Certain cats just have a natural knack for it. Nas is nice. That nigga’s nasty, matter of fact. I said that nigga’s nice? He’s not nice, he’s nasty.
DX: When you look at other artists you have worked with, who do you feel has inspired you the most and why?
MF DOOM: Hmm…[Pausing] All the artists I’ve worked with? Can I include people I haven’t worked with? All right. The people I’ve worked with? Madlib. Madlib. Why? The nigga record collection is crazy and the nigga beat ethic is nuts. Sometimes producers get technical and they get real like, [speaking slowly] “Go up in the snare and okay, wait, no, you need to go down.” But this nigga? [speaking rapidly] “Get the record. Let me put the beat on. That’s the loop. Let me get the drums.” He do that shit and the nigga be having hundreds and hundreds of beats like that. Madlib. J Dilla. I learned a lot from J Dilla too
DX: What was your favorite record that you lost?
MF DOOM:There are so many that I can’t really choose just one.You know, these niggas got some shit that’s ill as hell that niggas never heard, that’s as ill as any of these old breaks but they just haven’t come to surface yet. Watch when you hear the new Madvillain record. It’s almost done.
(Source: illvillain, via atribecalledsmiles)